Blow Torch BBQ: the Maker-Cue

It’s the Fourth of July, so that means it’s time for some grilling. (It’s time even if it’s not the 4th.) But since we’re makers, we’re not doing the standard backyard BBQ – we’re making this a Maker-Cue. This time, that means we’re cooking the entire menu with a blow torch – Burgers – Hotdogs – Brats – Steak – Corn – Veggies – Dessert – we’ll get it all done with an accelerated flame. Bernzomatic sent me an assortment of their torches to see what I’d do with them, and this is my first project. Obviously, there will be a flamed Independence Day cocktail too. An “American Mule” is a refreshing summer sipper.
In a copper mug filled with crushed ice, add:
1 shot of bourbon
the juice of 1/2 lime
top off with ginger beer
garnish with a sprig of mint
and a sugared lime slice
scorch the lime with a micro torch
drink while it’s still smoking

Check out the Bernzomatic BZ4500 Heat Shrink Torch

And here’s the ST2200T-Trigger-Start 3-in-1 Micro Torch